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Transnational Feminisms & Reimagining Futures in the (Post-)COVID World

Transnational Feminisms & Reimagining Futures in the (Post-)COVID World
FEBRUARY 26, 2021 • 10:00am–4:40pm EST


What gendered lives are valued and which are made expendable? How can we better understand and appreciate our local and global interdependencies? Join feminist scholars and activists for a series of panels reflecting on our current historical moment. Drawing from contexts across the globe, we consider how life has been valued and devalued, the contours of our global interdependence, and how we can imagine and build just and sustainable futures. The Transnational Feminisms Conference is co-sponsored by the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation; Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at NYU; Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU; SouthAsia | NYU; and the New York Center for Global Asia.

Keynote Speaker:

Inderpal Grewal is Professor Emerita in the Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. Her ongoing projects include essays on gender, violence and counterinsurgency, and a book project on masculinity and bureaucracy in postcolonial India.


10:00am–10:45am  OPENING & KEYNOTE SPEAKER with Dean Julie Mostov, Lisa Coleman, and Inderpal Grewal
“Towards a Deep Pluralism: Feminist Futures in Patriarchal Nationalisms”

10:45am–12:15pm  PANEL ON EXPENDABILITY with Jacqueline Bishop, Natasha Iskander, Dina Siddiqi, and Mitra Rastegar
What gendered lives are valued or devalued? How is the protection of some mobilized to make other lives expendable?

All attendees are invited to join a Breakout Room for a facilitated discussion.

1:15pm–2:45pm  PANEL ON INTERDEPENDENCE/SOLIDARITY with Shivangi Shrivastava, Crystal Parikh, and Meryleen Mena. Moderated by Minu Tharoor
How can we better understand and appreciate our local and global interdependencies? What is feminist solidarity in the context of such economic, political, and military interdependence and inequality?

3:00pm–4:30pm  PANEL ON TRANSFORMATION with Rada Ivekovic, Cecilia Palmeiro, Zahra Ali, and Ather Zia. Moderated by Gayatri Gopinath
What are the possibilities for transformation growing out of this historic year and drawing from transnational feminist praxis?

4:30pm–4:40pm  CONCLUDING THOUGHTS with Dean Julie Mostov

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